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to last their ship are striking. in 100 cities they are striking, demanding pay. today's strikes are the latest move in a campaign that started last summer. the medium wage is slightly more than $900. >> the workers live in poverty, working in conditions. >> more than two and a quarter americans have non-management jobs with the top 10 fast food chains. anti-government forces, and the post soviet leaders issued solidarity. one is viktor yushenko, coming to power after the orange revolution in 2004. >> the protest scores have persisted for weeks. barnaby phillips reports from kiev. foreign ministers from across europe have come to kiev. this was a scheduled meeting of the osce. it's not in relation to the political crisis specifically, but you can imagine at that meeting ukraine is bound to feature and there'll be different preaches. for example, the general j the polish and the swedish for instances have been outspoken critic much russia's policy towards ukraine. but sergei lavrov, the russian foreign minister is here, and yesterday he condemned what he called n.a.t.o. inference
's look back on the day's events right in the center of the ukrainian capital. in the city center it does feel like a revolution is underway. the city hall has become a headquarters for protestors. all day people came in, just have a liquor enjoy the food and hot drinks, or -- look, or enjoy the food and hot drinks. the carpet won't get damaged in these extraordinary times. the problem for the opposition is where do they go from here? how do they turn occupation into political victory? >> translator: the way to resolve this crisis is through early presidential and parliamentary elections. we want a new confidence resolution in the government of ukraine. this government should resign. >> pictures have emerged from sunday night that show that police were at times brutal in their treatment of protestors and journalists. anton was among dozens who were beaten by police. this is all that's left of his camera. officials say 35 were hurt by police, some in hospital. grim routine of life and a cold winter, this is where we met tatiana, selling cabbage and very much in favor of political change.
. >> it's like a dream. >> reporter: this is the top u.s. city for home sellers, good schools, low crime, and buyer competition are the reasons. in freemont the averaghome is on the market for 3 weeks. if you put it on the market today, it could be sold by christmas. the homes sell so fast, inventory is not keeping up. >> usually you see 300 to 400 houses for sale. right now we are down to 70 houses. >> reporter: buyers need to make up their minds quickly and be willing to pay up. those who went through it recently said they are staying put. >> i don't want to go through that again. >> it's no surprise there were other bay area cities on the list, san francisco, san jose numbers 2 and 3 for home sellers. >>> muni is doing away with mixed messages. san francisco mta is dropping all promotional messages on its buses. allen martin spoke to transit officials today. a lot of people like the messages showing team and city pride. why the change? >> reporter: enough people didn't like them, liz. a spokesperson says the agency got a number of complaints from the people who find the signs distract
and why they're under increasing pressure in states and cities facing huge debt problems. the fights are charged with more skirmishes to come in court, but this week's action may be changing the landscape. the battle over the public employee pension crunch in illinois-- the nation's worst-- came to a head yesterday, as state lawmakers voted to eliminate a $100 billion unfunded liability. it passed with bipartisan support, although the votes were close, and some were more enthusiastic than others. >> i think it's a win-win and the excuses i'm hearing from people who don't want to support it don't add up to me. >> this is hard for a lot of people in our state so it's not something that i feel joy about. >> woodruff: the measure cuts cost-of-living increases for current and future retirees and raises the retirement age for those under 45. many aren't happy about it. >> when you've been employed by the state for 20 years and you're counting on your benefits being "x" and there is a possibility that that nest egg that you've been counting on is going to be reduced as a result of pension r
. the wildcard, aviation nation. you've got to write -- fight for your right to keep your miles. and in the city, the smog solution. you actually have a building that eats pollution for lunch. and move over. someone else is coming into boston. the fans are not happy. but kick it off with the tale of two cartels. using the word cartel often conjures images of colombian drug warts and machine guns. -- drug lords and machine guns. merriam-webster defines a cartel as "a group of businesses that agree to fix prices so they will all make more money." that sounds illegal to me. and that is exactly why the hammer was dropped on six banks. deutsche bank, royal bank of scotland, jpmorgan citigroup -- jp morgan, citigroup, and rbs. these are rates that banks charge each other tomorrow. >> what is shocking about the scandals is not just the manipulation of benchmarks, though it a serious infringement, but also cartels between a number of financial players. we want to send a clear message that the commission is determined to sanction these cartels in the financial sectors . enforcing competition rules will
a business in a bankrupt city. detroit opens its very first distillery in 100 years. ♪ good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan live from new york. this morning 26,000 commuters in new york city suburbs have to find another way to get to work. this after a train derailed yesterday just outside of manhattan. the accident left four dead and dozens injured and ntsb investigators have now recovered the train's data recorder and trying to determine exactly what caused the crash. >> our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened with the intent of preventing it from happening again. >> reporter: the train jumped the tracks just as it was getting ready to leave the bronx and cross into manhattan and 7 cars derailed with the lead car feet away from the hudson river. it happened along a curved section of the track and trying to figure out the excessive speed played a role. an al jazeera's john is here live from the bronx, john? >> morgan good morning. the hudson line of metro north railroad is one of the busiest commuter rail routes in the world. 2
these kind of investments. we are halfway there. there is the new york city systems have invested in infrastructure. health warning systems have done the same thing. we have also done retraining for the jobs of tomorrow. we have also done a whole bunch of work in terms of energy investments. there are a lot of things you can do with this patient capital in terms of reinvesting in the infrastructure. >> we are going next to sean higgins. >> one of the issues that has up in the detroit bankruptcy issues is a collection that is valued in the billions. some people have suggested selling that off. as an educator, do you support that, or what are your thoughts on that? >> let me just say that the educators in the city have been under a different kind of emergency manager for a long time. the governor had the first emergency management statute, but it was done in a much more it was done of a lot of conversation back and forth in terms of the educators. frankly, our members in detroit have hugely sacrificed in the last two contracts in terms of taking pay cuts and other things amounting t
but investigators on the scene found no such evidence. he is suing him and the city of concord for wrongful arrest and excessive force, which are federal civil rights violations. concord city attorney mark coon told me he doesn't comment on pending litigation but the city will defend a lawsuit. joe vasquez kpix 5. >>> a popular cable tv host bill was killed in a motorcycle crash in san francisco. he cohosted the show curb appeal on hdtv. a car struck and killed him last night as he rhode through the lower. you can still see evidence from the crash near oak and stiener. it's not clear who was at fault. police say the driver of the car is cooperating. beckwith was 38 years old. >>> new clue tonight in the search for that missing san jose pilot and his family. betty yu says the crews have a much better idea of where that plane went down. >> the smiths are a tight-knit mormon family. after spending thanksgiving weekend in oregon, silicon valley xhektive dale smith left for montana. his son daniel and his son's wife, his daughter amber and her fiance were in his beach bonanza similar to the one picture
of the hired live right here in the district of columbia. but not everyone in the city is happy to see the rollout of the largest retailer in the nation. >> they always drive small businesses out of business. basically, it is bombing the retail landscape in the city. change over 65 years here. she says she welcomes walmart. new at noon, walmart stepping in after thieves ripped off the salvation army in bc they donated $15,000 to replace weekend.len over the on sunday, crooks broke in to the community center in southeast. days of redeveral kettle donations. police are still looking for the thieves. new at noon, dozens of animal remains determined to belong to wildlife, not pets. county investigators initially thought one of the animals was a dog. now they say that is not true. the animal services department says the case is closed and no cruelty charges will be filed. of nelson mandela says he is putting up a courageous fight, but he is not doing too well. his daughter said that even from teachingmandela is them lessons in patience, love, and tolerance. he is 95 years old. he was releas
'alene city as it began to expand, and then once the began to be more people move in the area, as result of while the fort was under construction, gold was discovered up in the mountains. the coeur d'alene mountains. and silver. and thousands of people came here. so if setting up of hotels and various boarding houses and pretty soon there's a hardware store and a general store and you have a 10. coeur d'alene was a transfer point to the gold and silver mines eventually by rail and by steamboat and then by rep again into the mining industry. and so we have all these people coming in to get in the mining district, they need this. and so that's the origin of the economy. what really changed, major change was when the fort was finally closed in 1898, and when they discovered a different route into the mining district, which people didn't have to go up and down the lake on steamboats. they were all rail lines around the lake. this little town was about to go under, but nobody knew this, while all of this is going on the our federal surveys going on in the entire pacific northwest determining
. take a listen city,. >> when you look at obamacare it's a government-centered healthcare delivery system elm that not what the american people want. the american people want to be able to pick their own type of health insurance, want to be able to pick their own doctor, want to be able to pick their own hospital. that is what a patient-centered healthcare system looks like. >> as you noticed the president trying to change the narrative, and also trying to insist there are real benefits here for the men people if they can get past the trouble in the web site. there are republicans like boehner who notes if the web site is fixed the american people might actually see that premiums are going up for some, sill cancellation notices the insurance companies are dealing with so it's a very mixed picture. >> thank you. so, defining the narrative. that is the task here. alise is covering the healthcare overhaul and is live in d.c. the republicans have owned the narrative. there is no way to describe this any other way. the president is trying to get back control of that. and their argument
to be scarce. in. new road to the yemeni government has cut outs from rapid city in conventional terms of the successful campaign the offensive against al qaeda al qaeda is to claim the funds to the province's if yemen. the response to golf course is quite predictable when i am al qaeda. of course or if your keys in the story if you like the commitment of forces whereas i am faced with a conventional almost what's interesting facts from yemen on the phone. the toxin in the past two years. their response will be to move away from convention will say that one before white from people in towns and cities which is what you do to contribute again. now he's very effective at killing or attacks on the way reporting on the worship is caught up in the crossfire. that is this is the amount of time all in all of the christian community. celia and religious officials played for action to protect finished kristin's with a group of still being held by rebel forces to bring its becoming just that. next let's take a couple of lists of focus and was having ukraine and rushes for mississippi love rob d
quarterbacking, but god how does this happen at this point. >> you look around, willie, new york city and we don't know right now what caused the wreck but we're consumers of new york city airport, we're consumers of new york city roads, we're consumers of new york city area trains and this really is some of the most battered, beaten up, crappie infrastructure in the nation. it's getting in and out of new york city is one thing i hate about this city. i love manhattan. but god -- >> it's a nightmare. we're a third world country in manhattan. a third world country when it comes to transportation. >> they are working on the airports. those are slowly but surely getting better. but i ride the subway home from work and sometimes you stand on the platforms and look at the tracks an look what's holding up the entire station you go oh, my god that's a relic. that turn, that speed in that turn. they have been making that turn for decades and decades. there was an accident in july with a freight train around that same spot. obviously something went very wrong there yesterday. >> one of the four fatalitie
in hand and getting a better sense what may have caused a commuter trail to derail in new york city. four people were killed. right now, the white house is giving the new and improved obama care website some positive reviews. the obama administration says the site is running smoothly for the vast majority of users. >>> and right now, president obama is getting ready for a speech marking world aids day. activists are calling for more money to combat hiv and aids. the president's remarks live this hour. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer in washington. estart with a deadly commuter train crash in new york city. this morning had, crews started picking up derailed cars and putting some of them back on track. investigates are are poring over the wreckage to try to figure out how the train crashed. four people died, 67 others injured. one of the survivors spoke on cnn's "new day" this morning describing how she rode out the wreck. >> i wound up going kind of up one side and then just rode into where i was technically on the ceiling. and when it landed, i fell to the side where the windo
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in libya's city of benghazi, he knew the dangers. tweeting this two months ago. libya islamists are threatening kidnappings. but smith wasn't afraid. the tweet continues, as if they can fit kidnapping into a two-hour workday that already includes a nap. losers. in this video made for his texas church as he leaves for libya with his wife 18 months ago, he explains why he can handle the dangers of libya. >> if there is any single person in the entire universe that you can take a chance on, it is god. >> reporter: back in texas, he was a daequanon at his church. posting his deep religious convictions on their website. my vision for the austin stone is that we strive for and treasure christ above all things. in a recent letter to friends of the church, he asked them to keep sending him money to help with his work. the suggestions from our team back in the states was to use that money to be generous with others and that's what we've been able to do. a spokesman at his church said he doesn't know if smith had been proselytizing. his killing, one of four reported in benghazi thursday,
for bankruptcy. it moves forward with the opinion that city employees don't like. the pensions are not protected. like any other contract or obligation they are subject to changes or reductions as the bankruptcy moved forward. kevin orr said that is unavoidable. >> we are trying to be thoughtful and measured and human about what we have to do. i can tell them, the reality is there is not enough money to address the situation no matter what we do. >> reporter: the employee's union ask me, filed an appeal saying that employees are left hanging. and taking note of the judge's declaration that the city did not bargain in good faith and there was no practical way to do so. >> we are disappointed with the fact that the judge found they didn't have to. it is bad for detroit and sets a bad precedent for other cities. >> reporter: the changes are not immediate. the plan of adjustment that it is called for the city of detroit moves forward. kevin orr said it is an opportunity for the cities to move together. it is the start of the fight. alisyn. >>> afghan leaders will not sign a troop agreement with th
states in 1990. former new york city mayor david dinkins will be here with his reflections of the man he called a personal friend as well as a hero. should be fascinating insight from mayor dinkins. >> wonderful to have him as our guest in that hour, eric. a lot on the agenda with senator rand paul of kentucky discussing the possibility of a 2016 presidential run, and also his latest thoughts on obama care. all of that with our chris wallace on fox news sunday. we'll give you a preview coming up. >> and that wick udstorm that's still barreling across the country, moving east. there are dangerous conditions alongside that. we'll have the full forecast for what we need to know on this wintry, stormy sunday here on the fox news channel. stay with us. [ coughs, sneezes ] i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest. [ male announcer ] nyquil cold and flu liquid gels don't unstuff your nose. they don't? alka seltzer plus night fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a decongestant. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. like scoring the perfect table? ♪ or
and the city of concord for wrongful arrest and excessive force federal civil rights violations. concord city attorney says he doesn't comment on pending litigation but that the city will defend the lawsuit. joe vazquez, kpix 5. >>> judy rogers the chef and co- ownerrer of sunni cafe died from cancer on monday night. the market street restaurant was packed last night as you can see. rogers worked at zuni for more than 25 years. she wontons of awards. but she was most famous -- she won tons of award but she was most famous for her roast chicken. >> i'll miss her. she had a big heart. she was compassionate, kind and strong. >> employees put up pictures and cards thanking rogers for being a good friend and mentor. she was 57. >>> a new clue in the search for a missing san jose pilot and his family. betty yu reports. >> reporter: the smiths are a tight-knit mormon family. after spending thanksgiving weekend in oregon, silicon valley executive dale smith left for montana. his son daniel and his son's wife, his daughter amber and her fiance were in his beech bonanza similar to this one. it ran into
to give up their weapons to french troops. the french patrolled the capital city today, trying to disarm rival muslim and christian fighters who killed 400 people over the weekend. we'll have a report from the c.a.r. later in the program. the prime minister of thailand called for new elections today, in the face of protests against her rule. the opposition has accused her of corruption, insisting again she must go. john sparks of "independent television news" reports from bangkok. >> reporter: protest leaders called it the day of reckoning. a time to do-or-die. when their call was answered on the streets of bangkok by more than 150,000 people. and each one seemed determined to topple the thai government. >> we've got to get them out. we're playing our last card. >> reporter: they've been at it for weeks. a rolling protest against the government of prime minister yingluck shinawatra. with demonstrators converging on government headquarters this morning, the thai prime minister made a surprise announcement. she disolved the government. >> miss yingluck who sounded shaken said let the peopl
united to mourn the leader, in cities across the nation, people coming together to honor the man who has become a global symbol for justice and humanity, a touching tribute lights a marquee at the legendary apollo theater in harlem where nelson mandela visited to his first trip to the u.s. in 1990. >> he came to the state office building, drew about 200,000 people out here that day. and those struggles that we have here in the united states, he was very familiar with and they were going through the same in south africa. >> reporter: news of his death traveled swiftly around the world. prince william and kate middleton heard the news while attending the premiere of the film "mandela: long walk to freedom." >> we are reminded how extraordinary nelson mandela was. >> reporter: at the united nations, silence. and the remembrance of his enormous impact. >> no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the united nations. nelson mandela showed what is possible for our world and within each one of us, if we believe. >> reporter: and so far, the only official tribute right
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capital. this comes a day after a million demonstrators filled the city's independence square taking part in country's largest anti-government protest in a decade. the protest initially began as a call for the government to move away from russian influence and ally itself closer with the western europe. since evolved into an overall anti-government movement. the boxer ahead of the opposition party posted a message for actor george clooney supporting demonstrators. >> we here in the united states have a great affinity for those seeking democracy. we have learned through trial and error that true democracy cannot exist without a free and fair and honest election. you cannot have a democracy when you arrest and harm its peaceful protesters. >> more than a thousand flights canceled today as the northeast is set to get pounded with another round of winter weather. the snow and ice blamed for a chain reaction, car accident. this one involving 50 cars. we'll tell you where this happened. and what our first read team says both democrats and republicans could be wrong about what issue will dominat
workers across the country will walk off their jobs this morning as part of a 100 city protest. workers are seeing $15 an hour and a right to form a union. in washington president obama is making income in equality one of the pieces of his second term agenda. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lumberjacks a decent education or a health care or a community that views her future as their own it should offend all of us. the combined trends of declining mobility it poses a threat to our way of life. what drives me as a zbroond, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the current minimum wage is $7.25, adjusted for inflation. that's more than $3 less than the minimum wage was back in 1968. president obama said he'll support a senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 but not going to be easy. >> what would the prospects of that be not only in the senate but the house? >> they are not good. it would be easier to do that than t
. a magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattling towns near oklahoma city saturday. >> things fell off the wall. things fell off shelves. at first you don't know what's happening and then it sort of settles down and you can take inventory. >> luckily no other major damage or injuries reported. this quake comes just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever reported in the state, a magnitude 5.6 back in 2011. >>> 60 survivors attend an anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. a moment of silence was observed at 7:55 a.m., the minute the bombings began. >> it was a day of gallantry and unquestionable heroism even as it was a day of sacrifice and loss. for those who gave the last full measure of devotion that day, we feel a deep sense of sorrow for the loss of such potential. >> 2400 sailors, marines, and soldiers were killed in the attack that day. those are your news headlines. >> jess dean is here. we have a storm alert. deadly storm blasting the southern states, snow and ice heading east. icing conditions in dallas causing thousands of flight cancellations. janet dean had
you, everybody. and welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. great audience here. let me just say, as you and your family enjoy thanksgiving weekend together, it really would be a great day to make a list of some things that you should be thankful for but maybe never thought about. now, when i heard about a community in new jersey who complained that the sound of rev lee and the star-spangled banner from a nearby base disturbed their peace, my reaction was not one of sympathy or pain. i live near eck land air force base. tyndall air force base is in nearby panama city where f-22 raptors, ospreys and helicopter gunships are deployed. and the pensacola station is home of the blue angels. coast card helicopters and patrol boats are a welcome sight to my eyes, because these are the tough ombres who fly into a storm who rescue some people who are as dumb as they are brave. i'm used to them rattling the windows. i can see navy ships out in the gulf going through maneuvers, and my reaction is to smile and say thank you. because those sounds are not the sounds of ann
. kindle air force base is in panama city where f-22 raptors and helicopter gun ships are deployed. the pensacola naval air station, not too far west of me, is home of the blue angels. these are the tough all brays who fly into a storm that sometimes rescue people who are as dumb as the coast guard is brave. i'm used to low-flying aircraft zooming above my house, sometimes rattling the windows. i can see navy ships in the gulf going through manner you'ves, and my reaction when the planes come screaming near is to smile and say thank you because those sounds are not the sounds of annoyance. those are the sounds of freedom. i never tire of hearing them. those sounds mean that the most moefshated and highly trained men and women in the heft of the military are on the job to provide a safety net of security for my family. i would prefer that than what has been put there by america's enemies. in fact, i feel that way. i tell you this, if the army, navy, air force, marines or coast guards, if they want to blast revely on the national anthem in my neighborhood in the morning, so be it. if
attacks on new york city that day started roughly 9:00 a.m. that day. the print version of the newspapers were already out. the front page of the "new york times" on september 11th, 2001. it was about school dress codes and how hot morning tv is. the first edition of the "new york times" that contained reporting on what happened on september 11th, 2001, that was the edition that came out on september 12th. in that day's paper, in the september 12th, they ran a by a photographer named richard drew. it shows a man falling. falling from the upper floors of the world trade center to his death. a lot of photos were taken of people that died that way they day. it is estimated a couple hundred people may have died that way on 9/11. their images, falling from buildings, they were captured by multiple photographers in still images and on video. the "new york times" and other videos, that ran the images, they did not run those images again after that day. now whether there was an overt backlash against them, or whether they just thought better of it with the passage of time, it's hard to figure out
the fox news studios in new york city. great audience. as you and your family injoy thanksgiving weekend together, it really would be a great day to make a list of some things that you should be thankful for, but maybe never thought about. now, when i heard about someone in new jersey who complained that the sound of revely and the star-spangled banner from a nearby naval base disturbed their peace, my reaction was not one of sympathy for their pain. i live on the gulf coast these days surrounded by some of america's premier military installations. edland air force base, home of the joint strike fighter along with hurlberth field, the training center for special ops forces are near fort walton beach, which are just a few miles from me. kindle air force base is in panama city where f-22 raptors and helicopter gun ships are deployed. the pensacola naval air station, not too far west of me, is home of the blue angels. these are the tough all brays who fly into a storm that sometimes rescue people who are as dumb as the coast guard is brave. i'm used to low-flying aircraft zooming above my h
. what how iraq in the contact group agreed upon you. the couple city's development. how will cost an arm looked like in the future what did you know which end to the family tree and read about it. let cool discuss the major events of the off week the little known figure and in the middle. just need today to help analyze the most important local and international news development. the full compels the to do. this fossil is the date of the first temple december thirst bit about some of the institute of the president of the stump was cited with the collapse of the soviet union. in december of nineteen ninety one as the wall which in amazement. the soviet union disintegrated in the fifteen separate countries. on the twenty four nineteen ninety a year before the solution if obama by four appointed as a present of kazakhstan. to the mall of all the events of that unit mr was telling that story that is the first president was included in the midst of context and holidays two years ago. six senators decided thahat it was necessary as the recognition of his open the device outstanding service t
. it colluded in both of those, as well. socgen was involved. jpmorgan and citi fined a total of around $80 million and 70 million republspectively. but these guys are paying out more money. back to you. >> so we will see him, right? so plan on that, ross. >> we'll sigh you in a month, i guess. >> you'll be there. the last time i saw ross, we had dessert together. we skipped the meal and went right to dessert. literally. my family was there. he picked me up -- i'm not saying anything -- not that there's anything wrong with that. but we went to the eye. i was barely able to eat after having been on that thing. but then we went -- >> ewe. >> usually we get together for drinks in davos. >> joe, are you going? i'm not going this year. >> what? >> that's why. >> why? >> because joe is. okay. >> i've been saying all the time that's one of the best parts about it is getting to hang out with you. >> well, look -- >> you're right. we don't want it to be all about sex appeal for cnbc. if both of us went, i don't think we'd get -- we wouldn't get anything done. we shouldn't be in the same place, right
? >>> striking back. why thousands of workers in more than 100 cities from coast to coast are walking off the job today. >>> and -- three, two, one -- all dressed up and ready to go. the rockefeller christmas tree puts on its holiday finest today, thursday, december 5th, 2013. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a from rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. >> i'm matt lauer. natalie is on assignment. that one back there. that norway spruce, we lit her last night. one of the prettiest trees we had in a long time. >> this is the most beautiful. >> so much fun at the tree lighting. we were up early and all slept under the tree. it was great. natalie is a cover hogger. >> the rain didn't come until overnight. >> it was spectacular. i'm telling you everything aligned perfectly. >> so fun watching it from home. you guys were amazing. it was so festive. perfect. >>> while we had good weather here, we're really still talking about weather as our top story today. new concern from that potent and powe
this is the follow up the situation the last time that i was in syria. i visited the city of homes where both he said. as what is people who are returning to the christian quartet showed me a mountain found in texas and spoke about the fear that they too had as a tax on the christian community in sight so that its contents. the news media allegedly showing another rev an attack on a christian site in syria. this is the nineteenth. also don't want extreme need damascus steel position justified do so with claims the government raceway using it as a firing position inside the rebel within reach of our eyes on the scientists of all people would report to the lead in the attack on fees kevin and inside was an anglican priest from syria he says christians are being used to scan and for that. in the conflict thousands and thousands hundreds of thousands wealth of christians where displaced from their homes. and the local full of christians with guilt which we hopped on the shelves. missing from my home and hope we don't know anything about them. now one of the attack on the island the christian community in
cities are picking up quickly, some aren't. keep are you going to looking for work or have you given up? caller: i will keep looking. fairs, i apply for work every day. i search for jobs every day, update my resume. i talk to all those people that i am supposed to talk to. i even tried to get back to school. it is difficult for some people. ,ost: three lines this morning for under 30, 31 to age 50, and 51 and over. our next caller -- caller: i spend a lot of time intel has see helping people for my business fraternity and different organizations looking for jobs, especially coming out of college or even if you are a currently in college. tallahassee is growing really quickly. we added a lot of different jobs here. -- ild say the only issue am definitely very optimistic about the job market. jobsnk there are a lot of out there, especially if you spend a lot of time looking at them and filtering through them. especially like the universities. i think the issue that we are having is so many of these jobs and 1010ng for five years experience or they will exchange out for education, for a co
they are in the community. who the state reps, the city council people. you got to know if you want to run for office. >> you have to if you're going to run for president. listen, clintons are good at this. bill clinton is a master at this. you and i remember. we were on the air during the funeral of claretta scott king. >> he didn't say nothing about religion. there's a woman in there. he beat those ministers. it's chilling how good he is. can he bring it back? can he bring back the love? >> well, you know -- >> i think it's there, myself. >> if obama had lost and if that could in some way have been blamed on the clintons even if he got the nomination and lost because they were insufficiently supported or something like that, i think there would be some lingering feelings. but he won. and he won again. and there's no reason to hold a grudge, i think. >> i like to be the sunshine guy around here, joy as you know. not going to be debbie downer in this world. i think one good thing is going to come out of this administration. it's going to be a mixed bag so far. it's been tough and he's done some great
with advanced hardware and innovative software. using data predictively to help power entire cities. so the turbines of today... will power us all... into the future. ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." former secretary of state hillary clinton and husband bill may say she's still undecided about whether she's going to run in 2016, but they are certainly putting pieces in order. their most recent outreach is described in a "new york times" article headlined eye on 2016. clintons rebuild bond with blacks. it says, quote, she and her husband have sought to soothe and strengthing their relationship with african-americans. the constituency that was most scarred during her first bid for the presidency. after comments former president bill clinton made about candidate barack obama in the 2008 race. comments that sounded racially insensitive to many ears. black and white. as a way to salve the wound, the profile including funerals for prominent african-americans or commemorations of civil right events of which the clintons have been present. marking the hundredth a anniversary of the largest a
bankrupt. the city can work up a plan to she had billions in debt. it could include cutting bi pensions for thousands of people. appeals are expected but the city manager, kevyn orr is moving forward. >>> a crucial new clue in sunday's deadly train crash. a union official says the engineer at the control of the passenger train was nodding off shortly before the train veered off of the rails at break-neck speed. several investigators say there is no evidence of brake or rail failure >>> president obama defending his healthcare site again. he said he will come pain for it until december 23rdrd. >> that's the deadline to sign up for insurance coverage. >>> overseas, vice president joe biden is in asia trying to ease tensions between japan and china. countries are fighting over a group of islands. in tokyo today, biden said the u.s. stands with japan. those are the headlines at this ho hour. i am john siegenthaler seeing. consider th "consider this" with antone i don't mora is next. you can always get the latest news on we will see you at 11:00 o'clock. >> can getting stit
and that touched me being in the heart in the capital city of ohio. i'll be brief. the question is almost a follow-up to my colleague's question, but not as it relates to the church or faith-based. so often people in my district will say go to the church and they'll take care of it and that doesn't happen. when you need a loan in my district, the churches can't sustain new a home or with medical or groceries. if there was one thing you could say to us, i'm a so-what person and a resolve person. we're here and we heard you. what's the one extra thing you would like me to do, whether it's in my district or legislatively or here in a committee, what's the one thing? >> for me, and i've been asking myself what congress is doing and what they are doing for me as an individual and a community. i know you're not my representative. you do represent me in other ways. i think it's to find a way to resolve these issues that are facing our nation. help the people that are under yo your -- my husband and i were talking on the way to the airport that this is the congress that has done the least amount for the a
city against low wages in the banking industry. they say there is a huge difference between what retail bankers manned make and what those in the corporate offices are paid. according to the bureau of labor and stadistics, a national median salary for bank tellers in 2012 was almost $25,000. about $2,500 more than the median salary of wal-mart workers. activists point out that tellers and other retail staff are usually required to buy suits at their expense and look the part of professional workers. what's more, last year, 39 percents of bank tellers in new york state relied on public assistance to get by while j.p. morgan chase jamie diamond made $21 million. now, to your reaction. viewer john kayes 0 says so long as corporates treat we should union eyes. >> wedged to the gilded age of 2.0. read more at al jazeera >> many loch to down energy drinks. the author of a new studiey joins us next. later, are men only using half their brain? the new research that could have plenty of wives saying, "i've known that for years." ♪ the stream is uniquely interactive telev
of the commuter train that derailed in new york city may have nodded off before the crash. that's according to a union rep who spoke with the driver william rockefeller. alcohol tests on the crew members were negative. >>> the governor of illinois says he will sign a bill that will eliminate the state's pension shortfall. opponents say it is unfair to workers and retirees who paid into the system. vice president joe biden was supposed to talk trade on his trip to china, instead it is talking about air space zone. >>> u.s. and other nato leaders are meeting in brussels. the deal would allow u.s. and nato troops to stay in the country until 2014. >>> hezbollah is blaming [ inaudible ] for the shooting of this man outside of his home in beirut. those are the headlines. i'm stephanie sy. $500 per stitch? consider this: how do hospitals th will it get better or worse with obamacare? also, an al jazeera exclusive brings new questions to light over iran's influentialing program. plus the energy drink business is exploding with little regulation. we will hear from a doctor whose new study is addin
bodies in the capital city. >>> president obama urged the congress to extend the federal unemployment benefits. caring for the long term unemployed is one challenge and so is finding jobs for the young workers. their unemployment rate is in the mid teens and even higher than that among young minorities. for more about all of this, we are joininged by victoria stillwell. there was a recession in the '70s and a stock market crash in 1987 and jobs were scarce. what makes this so different for young americans compared to those times? >> the great recession was unprecedented. it exacerbated trends. we have been seeing unemployment for people aged 26 16 to 24 hig. but that spread has widened out. in the last recovery the pred between unemployment for young people and for everyone else was about 5 to 6 percentage points and now it is 7 percentage points. we have an unemployment rate that is double the national average. that's a problem. >> one of the things that is interesting about this. we are not talking about low income starter jobs. these are people getting ready to start their careers
educational spending more effective. and, you know, when i became mayor of the city of stanford, we had an i.t. department for the city government, and we had an i.t. department for the board of education, we had computers that were aging out before they were installed because there weren't enough people to get them installed in schools. it happened in district after district around the country. we decided to put those efforts together and to work together, and we lifted the technology integration -- now, this is way back in the dark ages of 1995, '96, '97, but we lifted the use of technology pretty substantial hi in a relatively short period of time in stanford. the other thing i found was that when i became mayor of the city of stanford, facilities. now, if you look, if you talk about communities, the single largest investment that almost every community across the country has is in its schools. it's physical infrastructure. it's the most be expensive building. it has a lot of testimonying. it's got a lot of -- technology. it's got a lot of stuff in the building. but if you then scratch th
. poor and middle-class, inner-city and rural folks, men and women and americans of all races. and as a consequence some of the social patterns that contribute to declining mobility that were once attributed to the urban poor and that's a particular problem for the inner-city, single-parent households or drug abuse. it turns out now we are seeing that pop up everywhere. a new study shows that disparities in education, mental health, obesity, absent fathers, isolation from church, isolation from community groups, these are now as much about growing up rich or poor as they are about anything else. the gap in test scores between poor kids and wealthy kids is now nearly twice what it is between white kids in black kids. kids with working-class parents are 10 times likelier than kids with middle or upper-class parents to go through time and their parents have no income. the fact is this, the opportunity gap in america is now as much about class as it is about race and that gap is growing. so for we are going to take on growing inequality and try to improve upward mobility for all p
, and latinos. we need to fight to keep up our cities, like washington d.c., which is reduced thy most infections nearly by half. we are going to keep pursuing scientific breakthroughs. we are going to redirect $100 million into this project to develop a new generation of therapies. the united states should be at the forefront of new discoveries . or better yet, eliminate it completely. host: the end of the senate and specificallye -- looking at the status of the farm bill. the senators are confident the farm bill can pass by the end of the year. senior member of the negotiating group on the bill that says -- the house voted to cut almost $40 billion in funding over the same. -- over the same period. mike from virginia, thank you for holding on on our oppose line. you are on, sir. go ahead. oppose the drone delivery. , the corporation is ultimately responsible to its shareholders. they are clearly trying to save money. unfortunately, that wealth will to the folksbuted that work for the company. they cut folks and people women, with these sorts of ways to cut costs. i appreciate it is a
of principal on mortgages in areas hardest hit by foreclosures like detroit and cities like cleveland and toledo in ohio. j.p. morgan chase currently holds, get this, nearly a million mortgages. 208,000 mortgages considered seriously delinquent and in excess of 700,000 which are under water. that's too much power over our marketplace in too few hands. 500 million of the settlement will be credited for the removal of blight from neighborhoods through demolition reducing interest rates and offering new loans to low income borrowers. every community in america could use some of that. that's very little money for a very big hole. this setment may appear like a big step. it's a small step in the right direction. however let me put these figures on the record. last year j.p. morgan chase made $21.3 billion in profits. that doesn't count what's in their reserves. a settlement of $13 billion therefore is barely half of what j.p. morgan made in all of last year after expenses. in fact, this setment of $13 billion is equal to exactly half of what they had already setaside, $26 billion, for lega
was a convoy driver, drove over 350 missions driving humvees, lmpvs and an iraqi city bus in downtown baghdad, and i provided all that information in my case. pictures taken by combat cameras of me driving. they still denieded me over and over and over again. i have ptsd, for a variety of reasons up to and including being a combat driver. when i filed the claim, they denied me right away, immediately. they said, you don't have it. our evaluators said that you must have had a bad childhood. no, actually, i didn't. my childhood wasn't terrible. it was not great. i was a kid, but it had to do with the issues that happened over there, and i was being treated by their own psychiatrist and their own psychologist for a year who said i had ptsd, but yet they still denied me. does that answer the questions, congressman? >> yes, yes. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much, and i know my time expired. will we have another round? i know you have three -- can i have one more question? thank you very much. mrs. price, the va stated in the testimony that from 2009 to 2013, the average number of issu
competent than many expect peter austin texas, like many other cities around the country, has a rapidly developing restaurant community. we, like most of the operators we know, participate in multiple restaurant entities with various partners, often with family members. the we consider each operation to be a small business the, each of us are discovering for the purpose of the health care law all of the businesses must be considered one employer due to the aggregation rule. this threatens to stop the development of restaurants in our community. theseplication of aggregation rules is already having an impact on small businesses, consuming valuable time and resources as businesses attempt to decipher their laws affect on them. most of the businesses have less than 50 full-time employees and would not be consider applicable large employers. large depending on the calendar month and whether our lips later is in perth -- is in session. based on my understanding of the aggregation rule, we will be considered one employer under the law that is applicable large employer. this is the cost of doi
predictively to help power entire cities. so the turbines of today... will power us all... into the future. ♪ >>> believe it or not, congress may be reaching a budget deal with relative ease. and the battle ahead oaf the living wage. that's next. over minimum wage. that's next. >>> we can't survive! >> all: on 7.25. >> we can't survive! >> all: on 7.25. >> that was thursday. when workers staged protests at fast food restaurants around the country. it came on the heels of president obama's new push to put economic inequality in the center of our politics. and this week, surprisingly good news on the economy. and congress. abc news jeff zeleny reports. >> reporter: the feeling of economic unease. >> we're on public assistance. we don't want to be. >> reporter: growing across the country. >> keep your burgers keep your fries. >> all: make our wages supersize. >> reporter: president obama capitalizing on the sentiment. and changing the subject from health care. >> we know that people's frustrations run deeper than the most recent political battles. >> reporter: saying income inequality is on
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